I can't walk past a specialty food store in Manhattan without stopping in.
Same goes for Paris or any other foodie city. I love looking around and bringing home treats. Do you think that I might have a problem?
I couldn't pass Russ & Daughters Appetizing shop (it's been on the same street since 1914) without stopping in to buy the BEST SMOKED SALMON IN THE WORLD.
The men are professional slicers, gentleman who wear ties and are always happy to see you. Don't forget that white fish salad. Oh my GOD good.
PS. the prices on the little signs in the case are listed for a 1/4 of a lb. (about $32. per pound for salmon).
On a NYC bagel, with a swipe of scallion cream cheese, it's worth visiting just for this.
My breakfast this a.m.
How about a babka? From a great NYC bakery.
My life is a Seinfeld episode.
Didn't Elayne and Jerry have some kind of problem in a bakery over a babka? or was that a rye bread?
Cinnamon or chocolate, you choose. If you have an Eastern European Grandmother, ask her to bake you one.
Here is the menu at Keith McNally's "too young for me" restaurant, Schiller's Liquor Bar. The crowd is 20 something, and you can tell that their taste in wine is not MY taste in wine. But the sign cracked me up.
He owns Balthazar and Pastis.
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